Islamabad (June 20, 2018): The election tribunals, constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), on Wednesday has kicked off hearing on the appeals submitted by the candidates against the decision taken by the concern Returning Officers (ROs).
The four single-member election tribunals in Lahore have heard eight appeals against the Returning Officers decision, however, seven out of them have been dismissed and only single appeal admitted.Tribunals have rejected the appeals of the independent candidate from PP-153 Sabtain Ali, PP-145 Rashid Minhas and PP-156 Tehreek-e-Labaik candidate Muhammad Khalid, PP-153 PTI candidate Alamgir and NA-126 candidate of Muhammad Munir.
The appeals of PTI candidate Abida Raja and PPP candidate Nargis Faiz on women seats have also been rejected.
The appeal of former provincial minister Raza Ali Gillani has been accepted and election tribunal of Justice Tariq Sheikh issues the notice to respondents.
Three judges of Sindh High Court- Justices Karim Agha, Justices Yousaf Ali and Hassan Azhar are hearing appeals in Karachi.
More than 21 candidates including PSP’s Waseem Aftab and PPPs’ Qadri Patel have filed the petition against the ROs decisions.
Tribunal has issued the notices to concern ROs of NA-248 and NA-256 for June 21 on the appeals of Waseem Aftab and Qadir Patel while the appeal of Mir Dadan Khan from PS-84 rejected.Candidate of Sindh United Party (SUP) Jalal Mehmood Shah has filed an appeal against the former CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah alleging that he had Iqama but not shown in the affidavit.
Election tribunal issued the notice to the respondents till June 25.
In Quetta, 20 candidates approached the election tribunals and in Sukkur 11 appeals filed.
All the Election tribunals will have to wrap up all appeals till June 27.